The distance between Adelaide and Lorne is around 734km (456 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to drive which takes around 8h 20m.
We've found 4 different ways to get from Adelaide to Lorne by train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.
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Take the bus to Ballarat then Geelong and then to Lorne Hotel/Great Ocean Rd.
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Take the train to North Shore then take the bus to Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd.
There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Lorne by train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$70 ($47) and will take around 11h 25m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can drive and arrive in approximately 8h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$140 ($95).
The distance between Adelaide and Lorne is around 734km (456 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 625km (388 miles)
It takes around 11h 55m to get from Adelaide and Lorne by train and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 8h 20m to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Lorne is to drive which takes around 8h 20m and will set you back approx A$140 ($95).
The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Lorne, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$70 ($47) for a standard one-way ticket.
There is no train service that runs between Adelaide and Lorne. We recommend that you drive to Lorne. instead which will take 8h 20m.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Lorne. It typically takes around 11h 25m and departs 4 times a week.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Adelaide to Lorne. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Ballarat and Geelong. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 11h 25m.
Firefly Express, V/Line and Public Transport Victoria run regular bus services between Adelaide and Lorne. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 11h 25m on average but will vary depending on you book with.
It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Adelaide to Lorne. We recommend that you take the train to North Shore then take the bus to Lorne Visitor Centre/Great Ocean Rd. instead which will take 11h 55m.
The closest major airport to Lorne is Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) which is approximately 72km (45 miles) from Lorne. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) and King Island Airport (KNS) (KNS) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.
Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Lorne. The distance is around 734km (456 miles) by road and it will take around 8h 20m in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Lorne is to take the train and then take the bus which takes, on average, 11h 55m and will usually cost around A$110 ($75).
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The following major airports near Lorne offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.